Questions tagged [homework]

Questions requesting help with school homework. This tag lets potential answerers know that they should GUIDE the student in solving the problem, rather than showing a complete solution. CAUTION: Before posting, consider that classmates may be tempted to reuse code from your post. (Read the tag wiki.)

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Filetype backup script

This was one of my assignments in which I had to create a backup script that will individually compress all files (of an arbitrary number) of file-types (indicated by their .extension). Example: <...
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mini-(Docker)-shell

I was given an assignment to write a mini-shell: To write your own shell, you will need to start with a C program that will prompt the user for input and accept in a number of arguments from a ...
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What's the optimal 'pythonic' way to make dot product of two lists of numbers?

I just filled in the first assignment on course which involves learning Python. The assignment was to make vector class which supports scalar multiplication through operator overloading. The ...
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Java Brute-Force Algorithms Homework

I'm taking an algorithms class this semester and this homework seemed pretty easy. Easy usually means something is wrong. Not always, though. Through testing, this application successfully answered ...
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Harry Potter's Family Tree Database

As an assignment for a class, I have made a small Harry Potter family tree in Prolog. It compiles into a self-contained executable that can be run straight from the command line on Linux machines. ...
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Logical contradiction type definitions

(Homework alert) Working my way through "The Haskell Road...", not sure about my solution to exercise 2.15 on page 48 of the second edition: A propositional contradiction is a formula that yields ...
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Using a greedy algorithm to find the best path in a 2D array

I'm a student and this is one of my assignments. My professor basically confirmed that my code is correct but all he grades on is if I finished the assignment correctly but not the coding style. I ...
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Movie Knowledgebase

I have had an assignment to construct a movie knowledgebase and ten specified queries in Prolog. This is my first ever Prolog program, so I would appreciate any pointers toward how I could improve. ...
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Snake game school project using Pygame

I am making a snake game and I'm almost done but I want to make my code more organized so people can understand so how to do it. ...
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Drink machine using structs homework assignment

Here's the school assignment I did: Problem 1. Write a program that simulates a soft drink machine. The program should use a structure Beverage that stores the following data: Drink ...
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Writing numbers into a file [closed]

I'm taking my first ever CS class and I have an assignment due Friday. I just wanted someone to check my code. Instructions: Write a program that: gets the name of a text file of numbers ...
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Homework to display a square and calculate tips

Here's a simple school assignment I did: Problem 1: Write a program that asks the user for a positive integer no greater than 15. The program should then display a square on the screen using ...
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Reading a line ending with a newline character from a file descriptor

I'm implementing a function that behaves like getline() which reads a line from file descriptor and returns the results without ...
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Program to display array elements in the ascending order of number of factors each element has

Input: 1000 23 100 26 32 Output: 23 26 32 100 1000 Since 23 has '2' factors and 26 has '4' factors and 32 has '6' ...
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itoa base function in C

This is a function that converts an integer value to a null-terminated string using the specified base and stores the result in a char array that I must allocate (...
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Processing trip route table in C

In fact, this is a group assignment for our C programming lesson, but seeking help from others is not considered cheating. The goal of the following code is to: Sort the data in ...
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Formatting seconds as hours:minutes:seconds

This is basically my school homework and I want to know what to improve, and what not to do. The homework basically is this: You will get a input in seconds, which is supposed to be shown as H:MM:SS ...
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Validating integer or string input

I'm at uni and working on an assignment in c# that takes some user input (from they keyboard via console). The input validation required: numbers must be within range (range will vary depending on ...
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Finding the prime factors of a positive number

I have an assignment to write on the standard output the prime factors of a positive number displayed in ascending order and separated by '*'. My code works, but I need help reviewing it before I ...
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Find shortest paths in a matrix using Dijkstra's algorithm

The problem is as follows: I have a matrix with impassable fields those are marked by the input. There is also a castle which reaches up the right side of the matrix. I have to find how many paths ...
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Maxflow for baseball elimination game

I have a problem similar to the baseball elimination. Given some teams, the number of wins they have and the number of games they have left between each other I have to find for which team it is still ...
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Calculating the max difference between any 2 numbers from an array

How can I make this little program work a little faster? The task is to calculate the max difference between any 2 numbers from an array of numbers. Target time is 1 sec, now it works in 1.1 sec. I'...
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Java Connect Four “Four in a row” detection algorithms

I am making a connect four type game for my end of the year project in my programming class. I am about to start building off of the console based version I have made and add a GUI, but I feel sort ...
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Drawing the flag of Liberia

I am working on this assignment to draw the flag of Liberia for my essentials of computer programming class. I finished it but had extra time to kill and noticed that a couple similar blocks of code ...
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Anagram counter

Homework prompt was: You are given two strings, a ‘parent’ string and a ‘query’ string respectively. Your task is to determine how many times the query string – or an anagram of the query string ...
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Pac-Man-ish maze game

I am a freshman in university. This Pac-Man-ish Game is my final Computer science homework. I know my code is not perfect and has so many to be improved. However, Compared to corrections of this game, ...
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A “pointless” animation program

The assignment description for this code is this: Each time the user clicks the Circles button, randomly colored circles flow into the display and continuously change their shapes. Here is a ...
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Producer Consumer in C

I'm doing multithreading at university and we've been asked to implement the producer consumer problem in C. My code compiles and produces the right result. From debugging it, it seems to be waiting ...
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Booking system for shows

Kindly accept my apologies as Java is something my mind cannot digest no matter what I do. At the moment I have an assignment and have written a piece of code and have used Constructor (I think so) ...
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TCP client and server supporting six simple commands

For a class, I was given an assignment to code a simple TCP connection between a server and a client. Once the TCP handshake is done, the client sends inquiries to the server. It's a 2 second ...
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8086/DOS assembly keyboard I=input, data loss in registers

I am working on a project for class, and it works as required by the rubric, though I am wondering if there is a slightly better way to implement a few things. I was docked a few points for an ...
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DFS and BFS search for 8-puzzle

I implemented the DFS and BFS. Please offer improvements. ...
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Prolog parser written in Haskell

I am writing a very simple Prolog intepreter in Haskell. It's a class assignment and I really want to do it right. I was able to (quite quickly) write a parser for the language. Today I borrowed a ...
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“Destroy the Asteroid” Game

I made this game for my computer science class. Here is my professor's requirements: Write a Processing program that draws a triangle in the middle of the window. Rotate the triangle when ...
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Roman numeral converter project

I have a project that is due for my Intro to Java course which requires me to translate the number range of 1 - 3999 into Roman numeral form. If the number I pick is 0 it will end my program, anything ...
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Morse code translator in C#

I'm writing a Morse code translator for homework in C#. It takes an input from the user and returns the Morse code version of their input. I understand that this code may look horrible, so how could I ...
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My spaceship is slow to explode after being hit by the asteroid

I am making a game for my computer science class. My professor's requirements are: Write a Processing program that draws a triangle in the middle of the window. Rotate the triangle when the left and ...
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Mortgage calculator for homework

I needed to create a mortgage calculator for an intro to CS class. As part of the assignment, with an interest rate of 6% needs to change to 7% after 3 years hence that ...
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Creating a chess board

One of my assignments was to create a chessboard. In this assignment I could not use an array, or a form of list or what not. Below is my code for the creation of the chessboard: ...
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Sampling with weighted probabilities

In an exam question I need to output some numbers self.random_nums with a certain probability self.probabilities: I have ...
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Display calendar using a loop

Desired output: Can I get an shorter version of this code? My instructor just wants me to figure it out my self. ...
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Extracting price statistics from a CSV file

I got the following task to solve: ...
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“I'm Listening”

For this next assignment, my job was to create a GUI with a button that changes text and color when clicked, and a slider that updates a label (with a TitledBorder) ...
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Tic-Tac-Toe game in JavaScript/HTML/CSS

I need help with a question my teacher wants us to do by tomorrow. I would love for you to try to help me out with this. The following functions must be implemented: A function that initializes all ...
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Functional Scrabble Word Score

Homework: Write a function to score a scrabble word. values is a global dict formatted as values = {'a': 1, 'b': 3,...} The ...
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Enter my Matrix

Here is my next Java assignment: create a Matrix class that can add and multiply two matrices together. I was given some code as a skeleton and then fleshed it out ...
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Loading tab-separated tweet data into an array

I'm working on this school project and was wondering if there was any way of storing this information better, faster, more professionally. I'm also restricted to only using an array; don't ask me we ...
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Reverse an integer, find the absolute difference, then reverse again

For one of my university assignments, we were asked to take an unsigned int, reverse its digits, find the absolute difference between the original and reversed, ...
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Bridge, We've Got a Problemo

Now that we can move across the bridge, it's time to finally set up the problem so that it can be solved. A reminder of what the assignment is: Welcome to the Bridge Crossing Problem. Person Pn ...
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Displaying a randomly sized array as a table

This program creates an integer array with a random size of 5-50 elements (inclusive). It then fills the array with random numbers between 0 - 100 (inclusive). The interesting part comes when I then ...

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